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Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
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Congestion (Definition)

Congestion refers to any situation of "backup of fluid." Congestion may refer to the sinuses being backed up with mucus, while pulmonary congestion refers to a backup of fluid into the lungs due to ...Read more


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Will cayenne pepper help me lose weight?

Will cayenne pepper help me lose weight?

Unlikely to happen: Eating foods that contain cayenne pepper can help with weight loss only if a person doesn't increase the total amount of calories eaten per day. For example, eating spicy food might lower a person's appetite, so he doesn't eat as much at that meal. However, drinking a root beer float to wash down the spiciness will give a person lots of sugar & fat calories, thus increasing his calories & weight. ...Read more

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Help please! could cayenne pepper increase my chances of conception?

Help please! could cayenne pepper increase my chances of conception?

No: There is no established association between cayenne pepper and fertility; that's folklore. ...Read more

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Hello, how many grams of cayenne pepper a day to boost the metabolism?

Hello, how many grams of cayenne pepper a day to boost the metabolism?

Only in moderation: These are easy to add to your meals and snacks.It comes in whole form or as a dried spice.According to dr gupta too much of this pepper can cause diarrhea, skin rash and other harmful effect.A dash of cayonne pepper on your meals and snacks is fine as long as it is in moderation.There is no dose in grms which is safe. You can take 30to120mgm capsule 2 to3 times a day.But talk with your doc before t. ...Read more

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What are the health benefits of cayenne pepper?

Listen to your body: Wikipedia has a number of possibilities and other sites as well. There is an entire book devoted to health benefits. The caution to start with a very low dose that would be used in cooking as a spice is wise. With a slow increase you can to see how you personally respond. ...Read more

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Can cayenne pepper trigger an episode of svt?

Can cayenne pepper trigger an episode of svt?

Yes: Anything that can cause pain, anxiety and as a result increase adrenaline release can trigger an episode of svt. Some people are more prone to this than others and an individual can have a lot of variability in there own susceptibility. So you can have instances where you have the svt and have the same circumstances on another occaission fail to produce the same result. ...Read more

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